Heavy Metal Movies

by eric_s_weaver | created - 03 Aug 2015 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

Guitar Barbarians, Mutant Bimbos, & Cult Zombies amok in the 666 most ear- and eye-ripping big-scream films ever!

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1. 200 Motels (1971)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

The great Frank Zappa's outrageous psychedelic precursor to today's music videos features "The Mothers of Invention" wreaking havoc in a typical American town. Ringo Starr narrates.

Directors: Tony Palmer, Frank Zappa | Stars: Mark Volman, Howard Kaylan, Ian Underwood, Aynsley Dunbar

Votes: 2,056 | Gross: $0.05M

2. 976-EVIL (1988)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Horror

People who dial 976-EVIL receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers.

Director: Robert Englund | Stars: Stephen Geoffreys, Patrick O'Bryan, Jim Metzler, María Rubell

Votes: 4,932 | Gross: $2.96M

3. 1984 (1984)

R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

In a totalitarian future society, a man, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.

Director: Michael Radford | Stars: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 68,421 | Gross: $8.40M

4. 1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982)

R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In a post-apocalyptic New York City, a policeman infiltrates the Bronx, which has become a battleground for several murderous street gangs.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Mark Gregory, Fred Williamson, Vic Morrow, Christopher Connelly

Votes: 3,152

5. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

84 Metascore

After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the Lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer H.A.L. 9000.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter

Votes: 622,061 | Gross: $56.95M

6. 2019: After the Fall of New York (1983)

R | 96 min | Action, Sci-Fi

After a nuclear war, society breaks down into two groups, the evil Euraks and the rebel Federation. A mercenary named Parsifal is hired by the Federation to infiltrate New York City, which ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Michael Sopkiw, Valentine Monnier, George Eastman, Anna Kanakis

Votes: 2,898

7. 2020 Texas Gladiators (1983)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In a post-apocalyptic Texas, a band of warriors fight against a fascist regime that is trying to take control of all surviving population.

Directors: Joe D'Amato, George Eastman | Stars: Al Cliver, Harrison Muller, Daniel Stephen, Peter Hooten

Votes: 651

8. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror

A doctor, scientist, organist, and biblical scholar, Anton Phibes, seeks revenge on the nine doctors he considers responsible for his wife's death.

Director: Robert Fuest | Stars: Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten, Virginia North, Terry-Thomas

Votes: 13,927 | Gross: $0.55M

9. Absent (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Documentary on the social pandemic of fatherlessness afflicting today's societies.

Director: Justin Hunt | Stars: Robin Decker, John Eldredge, Mark Garcia, James Hetfield

Votes: 64

10. Absurd (1981)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

A priest-doctor chasing a man with supernatural regenerative abilities, who has recently escaped from a medical lab, reaches a small town where the mutant goes on a killing spree.

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: George Eastman, Annie Belle, Charles Borromel, Katya Berger

Votes: 2,659

11. AC/DC: Let There Be Rock (1980)

PG | 95 min | Documentary, Music

Filmed coverage of Australian band AC/DC's '79 appearance in Paris intercut with quasi-fictional interludes.

Directors: Eric Dionysius, Eric Mistler | Stars: AC/DC, Phil Rudd, Bon Scott, Cliff Williams

Votes: 1,139 | Gross: $1.37M

12. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

37 Metascore

A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of the missing mascot of the Miami Dolphins.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Tone Loc

Votes: 284,384 | Gross: $72.22M

13. Actress Apocalypse (2005)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Horror

A sordid expose of the deviant behavior that takes place behind the scenes on a no budget movie.

Director: Richard R. Anasky | Stars: Garo Nigoghossian, Greg G. Freeman, Jay Ingle, Dahlia Legault

Votes: 322

14. The Adventures of Uncle Colt and Cletus (2013)

9 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy

The Adventures of Uncle Colt and Cletus in Hedge-hoggin' is a glimpse into the lives of a couple of rednecks who have moved to Los Angeles to become Rock-Stars. Hedge-hoggin', the first ... See full summary »

Director: Nathan 'Karma' Cox | Stars: Jeremy Spencer, Bobby Watson, Ron Jeremy, Verne Troyer

Votes: 26

15. Airheads (1994)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

46 Metascore

Three band members hoping for a big break head to a radio station to play their demo tape and wind up holding everyone hostage with plastic guns when the head D.J. refuses to play them.

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi, Adam Sandler, Chris Farley

Votes: 47,669 | Gross: $5.37M

16. Alice Cooper: The Nightmare (1975 TV Movie)

Unrated | 66 min | Horror, Musical

Steven, a character from Alice Cooper's album "Welcome to My Nightmare", encounters a surreal dream fantasy, guided by the spirit of the nightmare.

Director: Jorn H. Winther | Stars: Alice Cooper, Vincent Price, Linda Googh, Robyn Blythe

Votes: 260

17. Alice Cooper: Welcome to My Nightmare (Concert Feature) (1975)

PG | 84 min | Documentary, Horror, Music

A 1975 Alice Cooper concert hosted by Vincent Price, with Alice Cooper's trademark "horror" stage act, and performances of some of his hit songs, including "Only Women Bleed", "School's Out" and "Steven".

Director: David Winters | Stars: Alice Cooper, Vincent Price, Dick Wagner, Steve Hunter

Votes: 443

18. Alice, Sweet Alice (1976)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

67 Metascore

In 1961, a divorced Catholic couple's life is turned upside down when one of their two adolescent daughters is suspected of her younger sister's brutal murder during her First Holy Communion, and a series of subsequent stabbings.

Director: Alfred Sole | Stars: Linda Miller, Mildred Clinton, Paula E. Sheppard, Niles McMaster

Votes: 10,245

19. Alien (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

89 Metascore

After a space merchant vessel receives an unknown transmission as a distress call, one of the crew is attacked by a mysterious life form and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 812,232 | Gross: $78.90M

20. All the Colors of the Dark (1972)

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

A woman recovering from a car accident in which she lost her unborn child finds herself pursued by a coven of devil worshipers.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: George Hilton, Edwige Fenech, Ivan Rassimov, Julián Ugarte

Votes: 3,607

21. Alucarda (1977)

R | 78 min | Horror

After the death of her parents, a young girl arrives at a convent and brings a sinister presence with her. Is it her enigmatic imaginary friend, Alucarda, who is to blame? Or is there a satanic force at work?

Director: Juan López Moctezuma | Stars: Claudio Brook, David Silva, Tina Romero, Susana Kamini

Votes: 3,133

22. America 3000 (1986)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland where a tribe of women rule and all men are either ferals or slaves, one men rises up to free the men. Can they coexist in peace or will they die in war?

Director: David Engelbach | Stars: Chuck Wagner, Laurene Landon, William Wallace, Sue Giosa

Votes: 1,330

23. American Movie (1999)

R | 107 min | Documentary, Comedy

84 Metascore

Documentary about an aspiring filmmaker's attempts to finance his dream project by finally completing the low-budget horror film he abandoned years before.

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Mark Borchardt, Mike Schank, Tom Schimmels, Monica Borchardt

Votes: 17,152 | Gross: $1.16M

24. An American Werewolf in London (1981)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror

55 Metascore

Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

Director: John Landis | Stars: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher, Griffin Dunne

Votes: 97,237 | Gross: $30.57M

25. Amityville II: The Possession (1982)

R | 104 min | Horror

34 Metascore

A dysfunctional family moves into a new house, which proves to be satanic, resulting in the demonic possession of their teenage son.

Director: Damiano Damiani | Stars: James Olson, Burt Young, Rutanya Alda, Jack Magner

Votes: 10,725 | Gross: $12.53M

26. Angel Heart (1987)

X | 113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

61 Metascore

A private investigator is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 83,054 | Gross: $17.19M

27. Antichrist (2009)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

49 Metascore

A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage, but nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm

Votes: 119,812 | Gross: $0.40M

28. The Antichrist (1974)

R | 112 min | Drama, Horror

A paralyzed young woman becomes possessed by the Devil when a hypnosis session - intended to heal her disability - accidentally awakens memories of her past life as a witch.

Director: Alberto De Martino | Stars: Carla Gravina, Mel Ferrer, Arthur Kennedy, George Coulouris

Votes: 1,533

29. Anthropophagus: The Grim Reaper (1980)

R | 92 min | Horror

A group of friends and a hitchhiker become stranded on a tourist island where they are stalked by a disfigured cannibalistic killer who is prowling the island after killing its residents.

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Tisa Farrow, Saverio Vallone, Serena Grandi, Margaret Mazzantini

Votes: 5,602

30. Anvil (2008)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

82 Metascore

Since 1978, Anvil has become one of heavy metal's most influential yet commercially unsuccessful acts. In 2006, after a fledging European tour Anvil sets out to record their thirteenth album and continue to follow their dreams.

Director: Sacha Gervasi | Stars: Robb Reiner, Steve 'Lips' Kudlow, Tiziana Arrigoni, Scott Ian

Votes: 15,817 | Gross: $0.67M

31. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, War

94 Metascore

A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 622,981 | Gross: $83.47M

32. Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007)

R | 86 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

54 Metascore

An action epic that explores the origins of Master Shake, Frylock, and Meatwad, better known as the Aqua Teen Hunger Force, who somehow become pitted in a battle over an immortal piece of exercise equipment.

Directors: Matt Maiellaro, Dave Willis | Stars: Dana Snyder, Dave Willis, Carey Means, Andy Merrill

Votes: 13,544 | Gross: $5.52M

33. Heavy Metal Heaven (1990– )
Episode: Arena: Heavy Metal (1990)

60 min | Music

Elvira introduces a mind-shattering double bill of classic and new heavy metal music. Including Led Zeppelin and Metallica, plus the giants of a new generation of heavy metal bands filmed live in concert at London's Hammersmith Odeon.

Director: Helen Gallacher | Stars: Cassandra Peterson, Jimmy Page

34. Arise: The Sri Lankan Metal Music Documentary (2010)

Documentary

A documentary film that takes a deeper look at the lives of four-underground metal bands in Sri Lanka. The documentary explores the life and difficulties faced by these musicians and presents a story from their point of view.

Directors: Dinesh Guneratne, Naveen Marasinghe | Stars: Shivantha Beddewella, Niroshan Buddhika, Chathuranga Fonseka, Rakitha Gamage

35. Army of Darkness (1992)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Horror

59 Metascore

A sardonic hardware store clerk is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must retrieve the Necronomicon and battle an army of the dead so he can return home.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert, Ian Abercrombie

Votes: 166,313 | Gross: $11.50M

36. As the Palaces Burn (2014)

Not Rated | 121 min | Documentary, Music

80 Metascore

Documentary that follows metal fans in different countries set against Lamb of God's 2012 world tour.

Director: Don Argott | Stars: Chris Adler, Willy Adler, Randy Blythe, Dave Brockie

Votes: 711

37. The Asphyx (1972)

PG | 83 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

English country squire Sir Hugo Cunningham searches for immortality by literally 'bottling up' the Spirit of the Dead, or Asphyx.

Director: Peter Newbrook | Stars: Robert Powell, Robert Stephens, Jane Lapotaire, Alex Scott

Votes: 2,360

38. Assorted Atrocities: The Exodus Documentary (2010)

Not Rated | 107 min

Explore the history of EXODUS and get a behind the scenes look into life on the road in the documentary.

Directors: Craig Cefola, Rob Dukes | Stars: Rob Dukes, Lee Altus, Jack Gibson, Gary Holt

Votes: 14

39. At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul (1964)

84 min | Horror

A gravedigger prowls the city in search of a female to bear him a son.

Director: José Mojica Marins | Stars: José Mojica Marins, Magda Mei, Nivaldo Lima, Valéria Vasquez

Votes: 3,108

40. Ator, the Fighting Eagle (1982)

PG | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The son of Torren learns of his heritage, goes to avenge the deaths of his fellow villagers, and rescue his sister from the evil Dakkar and his spider cult.

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Miles O'Keeffe, Sabrina Siani, Ritza Brown, Edmund Purdom

Votes: 2,372

41. August Underground (2001 Video)

Unrated | 70 min | Horror

Two serial killers go on a murdering rampage as one films the outcome from behind a video camera.

Director: Fred Vogel | Stars: Kyle Dealman, Casey Eganey, Dan Friedman, Alexa Iris

Votes: 2,837